The 2012 Koorie Career and Aspirations program was held across 3 days in the regions of Hamilton, Heywood and Portland. Students from across the region came together as well as key community role models who support Indigenous young people to develop their own positive aspirations. It aimed to assist students’ engagement and interest in future education.
The program adopted themes around following your dreams, staying in school, working hard and learning about their culture. The days included a panel of local leaders, high profile guest speaker Richard Frankland, information stalls about local support services, and career activities where students were encouraged to work on their own career goals and visits to local Indigenous cultural sites. Students were given a broad opportunity to mingle with role models. Feedback from students was positive and enthusiastic and reflected the need for such an event.
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Updated 26 September 2016